saltair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. saltair or dil.ie/36106

Forms: psaltair, saltair, saltar, saltrach

n (Lat. psalterium). Later also psaltair (with silent p, cf. salm). Orig. n.: a s.¤ , Ml. 126d4 . Later k,f. saltair, saltar f. (g s. saltrach), IGT Decl. § 185 .

(a) the psalter, the psalms of David: s.¤ .i. a nomine salterium , Corm. Y 1193 . s.¤ gl. psalterium, Ir. Gl. 766 . fo choic secht- mogat ata diabsalma isint saltir, Ml. 2c2 . isind s.¤ , 2d2 . isint s.¤ , 23c19 . 139a6 . ba hoinlebor leo int saltair, Hib. Min. 2.57 . comtis .u. libuir int psaltair, 43 . s.¤ duid fodailter i cóic libru, 46 . isin s.¤ nóim, PH 7264 . a rrobúi isind tsaltir n-uli `the whole contents of the Psalter', Mon. Tall. 16 (133.11) . ag solusghabháil a psalm ┐ a psaltrach, Ériu v 74.36 . In some exx. perh. of sub- divisions of the psalter, cf. Hib. Min. 43 supra: do ghabhadh . . . secht psaltracha ┐ caocca psalm re gach psaltair `seven psalters with fifty psalms in each psalter', BNnÉ 233 § 149 . in oiret cedna . . . do shaltrachaib do chantain, ITS xix 104.18 . do gab teora saltoir `thrice did he recite the psalter', BCC 82 (72.37) .

(b) psalter in sense of the book in which psalms were written: atchuala na haiffrenna, atchondarc na saltracha, LL 298b15 ( SG 367.12 ). tucc . . . a théig libair chuca ┐ benais a sh.¤ essi, Aisl. MC 13.7 . ar saltrachaib ┐ ar lebraib aithfrinn, Acall. 327 , mionn saltrach saoire, DDána 85.14 . go gcuir grádh Dé 'na daltaibh | clár ar sh.¤ lé leigthir `she leaves her psalter un- opened', Aithd. D. 11.27 .

(c) book in general (psalterium: liber, codex quilibet, Du Cange): conice inso corp saltrach na rann .i. na tri coicait duan, SR p. 114 . Cormac . . . | roshílaig S.¤ Temrach; | isin tS.¤-sin atá | a n-as dech sund senchusa, Met. Dinds. i 14.10 . sanasán saltrach cormaic, Thr. Ir. Gl. p. xii . is tré bheith i méadardhacht dána do gairthí S.¤ na Teamhrach do'n phrímh- leabhar do bhíodh ar fhorlamhas ollamhan ríogh Éireann féin, ┐ S.¤ Chaisil do chroinic Chormaic mic Chuileannáin, ┐ S.¤ na Rann do chroinic Aonghusa Céile Dé: óir . . . is ionann s.¤psalterium ┐ duanaire, Keat. i 90.10 ff . sgrios na sgéala | do sgríobh Diabhal 'n-a dhubh-sh.¤ , Dán Dé xxx 7 .

Of a person: Míchéal . . . do thogh mé | i gceann Caitreach fíona fúinne | sailtreach díona dúine Dé the psalter that defends the stronghold of God, PBocht 18.16 (see note p. 231 ), cf. Fél. Sept. 11 cited s.v. salm.